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Promise at Refuge Point is out today!

Is there any better way to spend Valentine’s Day than with a fantastic romance novel? It sure seemed like the perfect time to release one, and today PROMISE AT REFUGE POINT – the final book in my Jewell Cove series – hits the shelves! It’s available in ebook and paperback, and also for free in the Kindle Unlimited plan from Amazon.

I have LOVED writing this series, starting with THE HOUSE ON BLACKBERRY HILL. When I started it, I did all the initial worldbuilding for the town of Jewell Cove along Maine’s midcoast. I wanted the landscape to be similar to Nova Scotia’s south shore (which is one of my fave spots!) and I modeled it on two towns that I kind of blended together – Mahone Bay and Lunenburg. At the center of that first book was also a gorgeous (yet neglected) mansion that I modeled on two museums here in Nova Scotia: Prescott House in Starr’s Point, and Uniacke House in Mount Uniacke. Throughout the books, the images of the house, the waterfront, the sparkling bay and the quaint shops along the Main Street… they gave me so much joy and comfort. I love that cozy small-town feel!

Of course that often comes with a side of “everyone knows everyone else’s business” so….

You can BUY (yay!) it right now at Amazon and read it for free in Kindle Unlimited, or order the paperback from your favorite vendor in a few days’ time, once vendors have populated their titles!

Last chance to preorder Promise at Refuge Point

This is the last week for you to preorder PROMISE AT REFUGE POINT, the final book in the Jewell Cove series (but you do not have to read the series in order!). You can preorder your copy here and it will also be available in Kindle Unlimited on release day!

Summer Arnold is the sweetheart of Jewell Cove. There isn’t a job she hasn’t worked or a life she hasn’t touched. But Summer has a secret. No one in town knows the truth of her early childhood, nor the disgraceful ancestry that she hasn’t acknowledged. Her shame is an emotional wall keeping the world from getting too close. Now, her latest job—working on a documentary about the history of Jewell Cove—is threatening to unearth her secrets.

It’s one disaster after another for Jax Brodie’s documentary, until he hires Summer Arnold. His personal assistant’s knowledge of Jewell Cove and insight into his production problems are invaluable. She works her way into her personal life too, teaching the chronic overachiever how to trust those around him and helping him to realize that the man he’s become is… enough.

While a relationship wasn’t in either of their plans, Jax and Summer find themselves growing closer. Little by little, Summer’s emotional walls begin to crumble, That is until Jax learns the secret of Summer’s heritage. Now Summer must choose between running from the past and trusting the man she’s come to love.

COMING SOON! Promise at Refuge Point

One month to go! PROMISE AT REFUGE POINT, the long-awaited finale of the Jewell Cove series, drops on February 15! Preorder it now and get this redemption romance the moment it hits the shelves! https://amzn.to/3TIRUhY

Summer Arnold is the sweetheart of Jewell Cove. There isn’t a job she hasn’t worked or a life she hasn’t touched. But Summer has a secret. No one in town knows the truth of her early childhood, nor the disgraceful ancestry that she hasn’t acknowledged. Her shame is an emotional wall keeping the world from getting too close. Now, her latest job—working on a documentary about the history of Jewell Cove—is threatening to unearth her secrets.

It’s one disaster after another for Jax Brodie’s documentary, until he hires Summer Arnold. His personal assistant’s knowledge of Jewell Cove and insight into his production problems are invaluable. She works her way into her personal life too, teaching the chronic overachiever how to trust those around him and helping him to realize that the man he’s become is… enough.

While a relationship wasn’t in either of their plans, Jax and Summer find themselves growing closer. Little by little, Summer’s emotional walls begin to crumble, That is until Jax learns the secret of Summer’s heritage. Now Summer must choose between running from the past and trusting the man she’s come to love.

The House on Blackberry Hill – FREE for a limited time!

My Christmas gift to you – the first book in my Jewell Cove series, THE HOUSE ON BLACKBERRY HILL, is FREE for a limited time! Get it on Amazon from today until December 27 and begin my most popular series!

A family mystery, a ghost from the past, and new-found love will draw readers into this compelling story, first in the Jewell Cove series by NYT Bestselling Author, Donna Alward.

Abby Foster never expected to inherit an old family mansion. Her plan is to refurbish it, put it on the market, and head home to Nova Scotia. But the house—and the dark family secrets hidden within it—catch her in its spell. And before long she’s drawn into the close-knit town of Jewell Cove and falling for her sexy contractor, Tom Arseneault.

Tom hides away in his secluded cottage where he can nurse his grief and broken heart in private. Then Abby arrives in town, and the restoration job at Blackberry Hill is too tempting to resist, much like its determined and beautiful owner. Soon Tom’s heart to begins to thaw…and love comes knocking.

When Abby’s search for the truth leads to dangerous consequences, she realizes Tom isn’t over his broken heart. Will she choose to stay and take a chance on a man still in love with another? Or will she leave Jewell Cove—and heart—behind forever?

Get your preorder on: Promise at Refuge Point

Promise at Refuge Point is up for preorder! Buy this final book in the Jewell Cove series now and have it automatically delivered to your Kindle on January 15.

 

The Jewell Cove books can be read in order, OR they can be read on their own. In other words, you don’t have to have read the first books to enjoy this one! Just go to Amazon and get clicking! Incidentally – I think this is my favorite cover of the entire series! I ADORE it!

Celebrate Fall with FREE Women’s Fiction!

Join me and some amazing other authors as we celebrate fall by giving away books for 5 days only! From October 18-23 you can grab these amazing stories and settle in for a cozy read. I’ve included Christmas at Seashell Cottage to get your holiday reading started, and other authors include Kay Bratt, Tammy L Grace, Judith Keim, Pamela Fagan Hutchins, and more! Just click on this link and start your free downloads!

Kindle Big Deal – The House on Blackberry Hill for $0.99

Until October 11, THE HOUSE ON BLACKBERRY HILL is a Kindle Big Deal and on for only 99 cents! It’s a great way to launch into the Jewell Cove romance series if you haven’t yet. Grab it at Amazon!

A family mystery, a ghost from the past, and new-found love will draw readers into this compelling story, first in the Jewell Cove series by NYT Bestselling Author, Donna Alward.

Abby Foster never expected to inherit an old family mansion. Her plan is to refurbish it, put it on the market, and head home to Nova Scotia. But the house—and the dark family secrets hidden within it—catch her in its spell. And before long she’s drawn into the close-knit town of Jewell Cove and falling for her sexy contractor, Tom Arseneault.

Tom hides away in his secluded cottage where he can nurse his grief and broken heart in private. Then Abby arrives in town, and the restoration job at Blackberry Hill is too tempting to resist, much like its determined and beautiful owner. Soon Tom’s heart to begins to thaw…and love comes knocking.

When Abby’s search for the truth leads to dangerous consequences, she realizes Tom isn’t over his broken heart. Will she choose to stay and take a chance on a man still in love with another? Or will she leave Jewell Cove—and heart—behind forever?

Cover Reveal: Promise at Refuge Point

It’s HERE! The gorgeous cover for PROMISE AT REFUGE POINT! It’s a stunner for the final book in the Jewell Cove series, available for preorder and releasing on January 15 in ebook and paperback! https://amzn.to/3RyTIcj

Massive thanks to Selena at Ecila Media for the fantastic art!

Romance Alert: Free book until June 20

In addition to writing historical fiction, I also have had a fab career in the Romance genre! One of my books is on for FREE at Amazon until June 20. Check out SUMMER ON LOVERS’ ISLAND in my Jewell Cove series! Grab it here: https://amzn.to/3qObb4Y

A summer in Jewell Cove leads ER doctor Lizzie Howard to discover there’s more to life than living up to expectations in this small town romance by New York Times Bestselling Author, Donna Alward.

When Lizzie Howard’s best friend asks if she will cover her maternity leave in a small-town medical practice, Lizzie almost refuses. But with her career as a top ER doc in jeopardy and a failed relationship in her rear-view mirror, maybe a change of pace is exactly what she needs. It doesn’t matter how hot her boss is—Lizzie vows she’ll never date a co-worker again.
Josh Collins returned to Jewell Cove after his wife was killed on deployment. Now he runs the town’s medical clinic and puts up with his family’s meddling in his love life. The sexy new doctor is a complication, but she has no plans to stick around. That’s fine. If Josh falls in love again, he’ll do it at his own pace and on his own terms.

Then a trip to Lovers’ Island on a summer afternoon changes their relationship from summer fling to something deeper. But Josh doesn’t trust Lizzie to stay, and Lizzie can’t let go of her dream to return to her life-in-progress. When an opportunity arrives in the form of her old boss and lover, will she take it and leave Jewell Cove—and Josh—behind?

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